Everything you need to understand or teach Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah.
Glendy Vanderah's mystery novel, Where The Forest Meets The Stars, focuses on a young ornithologist named Jo. As she works over the summer in rural Illinois on a research project, she is repeatedly visited by a nine-year-old girl who claims she is an alien from a distant planet. Jo joins her neighbor, the quietly rugged Gabe, to care for the young girl and to discover the mysterious truth of the girl's past. This novel explores the themes of missing parents, the failures of law enforcement, and the power of positive thinking.